Laser skin resurfacing

Just under the surface is a whole new you

Acne scarring, age, sun and conditions such as melasma can leave your skin damaged and uneven. But that’s only the top layer. Underneath is fresh, smooth and undamaged skin that doesn’t want to hide anymore. Using a CO2 laser, we bring this skin to the surface, completely overhauling your body’s look and feel.

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Practising fractional CO2 treatments since 2008

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Non-surgical

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Improves acne scarring

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Reduces wrinkles and blemishes

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Stimulates growth of new, youthful skin

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Prices from £500

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What is CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing?

CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing is a high-tech, non-surgical treatment designed to give you back a smoother, brighter, more youthful complexion. It’s considered a gold standard for treating acne scars, sun damage, increased pore size, and irregularities left by melasma and other skin conditions. The procedure uses a fractional CO2 laser to remove the affected parts of the skin’s outer layer and allow the tissue beneath to regenerate. It also stimulates collagen production so that the new skin grows strong and healthy.

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Procedure Overview
access_time Duration 20-45 minutes per treatment
local_pharmacy Anaesthesia Local anaesthetic cream
king_bed Downtime One week
check_circle Final Result Smooth, clear skin
person Suitable for Face, neck, décolletage

Benefits

Rediscover your self-confidence

Acne scars, blemishes and other skin irregularities can have a devastating effect on a person’s self-confidence. CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing will give you back your confidence by rejuvenating your skin and restoring your complexion to its former radiance. Recovery usually takes a week before you can apply makeup and return to public-facing activities. You’ll love how much better you feel in your new skin.

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Before & After

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Results after 3 months

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Results after 3 months

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Treatment Areas

Laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat:

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    Liver Spots

    Liver spots or age spots are small blemishes on the skin that range in colour from light brown to red to black and are very common in adults over 50.

    Liver spots or age spots are small blemishes on the skin that range in colour from light brown to red to black and are very common in adults over 50.

    They are typically found in areas most often exposed to the sun like the arms, shoulders, hands, face, forehead and scalp if bald.

    Although generally harmless, liver spots can make people feel self-conscious or simply old. CO2RE causes liver spots to fade or disappear entirely by removing the affected outer layer of skin and spurring the rejuvenation of the skin beneath.

    Laser technology is considered the most reliable and effective method of removing liver spots.

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    Uneven skin tone

    Uneven skin tone is an umbrella term covering anything from texture issues to redness to hyperpigmentation and is often caused by things beyond your control. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed.

    Uneven skin tone is an umbrella term covering anything from texture issues to redness to hyperpigmentation and is often caused by things beyond your control. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed.

    Laser skin resurfacing is proven to be one of the most effective—and completely painless—treatments for uneven skin tone. Not only does it remove blemishes and discolouration, it also improves skin health, strength and texture through the promotion of fresh collagen production, restoring your natural radiance.

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    Lines & wrinkles

    Age causes skin to become drier and thinner and lose its elasticity. As it does, lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown and laughter lines, nasolabial folds and marionette lines start to form.

    Age causes skin to become drier and thinner and lose its elasticity. As it does, lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown and laughter lines, nasolabial folds and marionette lines start to form.

    At the same time, repeated sun exposure can cause wrinkles to become very deep and pronounced.

    CO2RE comes highly recommended for deep wrinkles. Our fractional CO2 laser targets the outer layer of skin while simultaneously heating the layers beneath, spurring the production of collagen fibres. These assist in the growth of new skin that is healthier, smoother and firmer to the touch, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

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    Pore size

    Pores become wider and more visible than we would like when skin becomes oilier, less supple and when pores become blocked.

    Pores become wider and more visible than we would like when skin becomes oilier, less supple and when pores become blocked.

    A natural sign of ageing, enlarged pores make complexions look less clear and smooth and can contribute to conditions like acne.

    Fractional CO2 lasers are commonly used to treat open and enlarged pores. They work by removing the outer layer of skin, creating shallower pores. They also target the dirt and oil that is trapped deep in the pores and could be responsible for making them appear larger. New skin grows smoother and healthier, with reduced pore size.

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    Moles

    Moles are a type of pigmented lesion. They generally appear during childhood and adolescence and can affect self-esteem and confidence, particularly if they appear on the face or intimate parts of the body.

    Moles are a type of pigmented lesion. They generally appear during childhood and adolescence and can affect self-esteem and confidence, particularly if they appear on the face or intimate parts of the body.

    Any change in their shape, colour or texture can also be a sign of skin cancer.

    CO2RE laser treatments are a highly effective non-surgical mole removal option that eliminate the need for scalpels. This is because the lasers seal blood vessels and evaporate the tissues they remove, so no sutures are required and risk of scarring is reduced. Post-treatment, a scab will form and fall off within 2 weeks and the slight redness beneath will disappear in time.

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    Hyperpigmentation

    Hyperpigmentation occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that is responsible for skin colour, forms deposits in the skin. These deposits create patches of skin that are darker than the skin around them.

    Hyperpigmentation occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that is responsible for skin colour, forms deposits in the skin. These deposits create patches of skin that are darker than the skin around them.

    By removing the top layer of skin and bringing the less affected lower layers to the fore, laser resurfacing can even out your skin tone and lessen the appearance of darker patches.

    CO2RE treatments sometimes work better for people with fair skin.

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How will I feel?

You may feel a small amount of discomfort after the procedure but it’s nothing a cold compress and over-the-counter pain medications won’t fix.

You’ll start noticing real changes to your skin around 30 days after your first treatment — this is when the new skin takes shape and develops layers. For the next 6-12 months, your skin tone and texture will continue to improve. Once fully healed, the results are dramatic, and you’ll be brimming with renewed self-confidence.

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Reviews

Patient Testimonials

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Whilst a fairly invasive treatment, it is definitely worth it! After a few days of flakiness, my skin was tighter and more radiant and the fine lines had visibly faded. This improvement has continued to develop over the last few months and I am very pleased with the result!

- Sarah, Studham

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I had CO2RE laser around my eyes and wish I had had it done sooner. The skin around my eyes has lost almost all its crepiness and fine lines. The overall effect is to make my face appear much fresher and I feel much more confident in how I look. It's been amazing.

- Jane, Harpenden

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I’m thrilled with the result of my CO2 laser. It’s given me so much confidence and made me look the way I feel. I’d got to the point where I avoided mirrors but now I feel good about my reflection. The really lovely thing is that I look very natural and refreshed. No one would guess I have had anything done.

- Annonymous

Riverbank's expertise

You’re in good hands

This is a specialist treatment and Riverbanks is one of a select few clinics in the UK who offer it. We have been delivering CO2RE for over 12 years, which makes us one of the most experienced providers in the UK. During your initial consultation, we’ll go over your complete medical history to minimise the potential for any negative reactions to your CO2RE treatment. We also recommend that during your week’s recovery, you try our LED phototherapy, which will help the skin to heal.

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CO2RE, the gold standard in fractional laser skin resurfacing, has been available at Riverbanks for many years now. Our patients love how it completely rejuvenates their skin so quickly. It has a wide range of applications, including acne scarring, eyelid tightening and dark patch removal.

DR RAVI JAIN

Medical Director

FAQS

Treatment Questions

  • What is the treatment used for? add_circle
    CO2RE uses fractional laser energy to rejuvenate and resurface the skin and is the gold standard for treating acne scars. It is also highly effective at balancing skin tone, shrinking enlarged pores and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
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    We prepare your skin with a local anaesthetic cream which reduces the discomfort for many patients, however some patients may notice mild discomfort after the procedure which can feel a bit like sunburn. Cold compresses and over-the-counter painkillers will keep this pain at bay.
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    You will start to see results after 1 month when the new skin layers develop. This will continue to improve for over 6 months.
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    Years. It depends on what your goals are. Some patients repeat the treatment annually, others wait 3-4 years. The patients who have had this treatment have become some of our most loyal patients.

What now?

Your expert consultation

We’re here to listen, understand and reassure. The doctor you sit down with will evaluate your medical history and overall wellbeing and invite any questions you’d like to ask. Then they’ll propose a treatment that’s right. Not for your condition. For you.

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